11.02.2019

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New Civil Engineering: World's first for carbon capture at Drax power plant

"The massive 4,000MW Drax power plant in North Yorkshire has started using bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology to capture up to 1t of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) every day."

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11.02.2019

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Solarify: For the first time negative emissions from biomass (German)

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04.02.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: The Role of Negative Emission Technologies in Addressing Our Climate Goals

Deadline: 1. March 2019

"It is clear that Negative Emission Technologies (NETs) can never be a wholesale replacement for reducing emissions but may be useful in displacing some energy/emission intensive sectors. It is unlikely that a single NETs proposal can be scaled sufficiently to meet this demand, and a portfolio of approaches may be more feasible. The primary removal methods of focus in this research topic of Frontiers in Climate will include all negative emissions strategies that directly mitigate climate change."

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04.02.2019

# New Publications

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Adánez-Rubio, I.; et al. (2019): Chemical looping with oxygen uncoupling. An advanced biomass combustion technology to avoid CO2 emissions

Adánez-Rubio, I.; Pérez-Astray, A.; Abad, A.; Gayán, P.; Diego, L. de; Adánez, J. (2019): Chemical looping with oxygen uncoupling. An advanced biomass combustion technology to avoid CO2 emissions. In: Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 6, S. 189. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-019-9840-5.

"Bioenergy with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (BECCS) technologies represent an interesting option to reach negative carbon emissions, which implies the removal of CO2 already emitted to the atmosphere. Chemical looping combustion (CLC) with biomass can be considered as a promising BECCS technology since CLC has low cost and energy penalty. In CLC, the oxygen needed for combustion is supplied by a solid oxygen carrier circulating between the fuel and air reactors."

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14.01.2019

# New Publications

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Daggash, H.; et al. (2019): The role and value of negative emissions technologies in decarbonising the UK energy system

Daggash, H.; Heuberger, C.; Mac Dowell, N. (2019): The role and value of negative emissions technologies in decarbonising the UK energy system. In: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 81, S. 181–198. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.12.019.

"This study, via a power supply capacity expansion model, investigates the potential role of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air capture and storage (DACS) in meeting the UK's emissions reduction targets. We show that to achieve power sector decarbonisation, a system dominated by firm and dispatchable low-carbon generators with BECCS or DACS to compensate for their associated emissions is significantly cheaper than a system dominated by intermittent renewables and energy storage."

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28.12.2018

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The Wire: India Should Demand International, Political Oversight for Geoengineering R&D

"Multilateral climate negotiations led by the UN have ended on disappointing notes of late. This has prompted climate scientists to weigh the pros and cons of climate geoengineering. Indian scientists, policymakers, and the public must also engage in these debates, especially given the potentially major implications of geoengineering for the monsoons in South Asia and Africa."

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24.12.2018

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der Freitag: The blind spot of the climate movement (German)

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29.11.2018

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Biomass: Drax: Bioenergy carbon capture, storage pilot now underway

"The commissioning of an innovative bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot plant at Drax Power Station has started with the first carbon dioxide expected to be captured in the coming weeks."

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21.11.2018

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Die Debatte: Reducing CO2 - but how? (German)

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21.11.2018

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Die Debatte: International regulations for geoengineering? (German)

German article on CE.

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